Mobile phones are our life’s support system. From being an organizer to keeping the world at our tips, a smartphone seems to be our very own personal assistant! Many of us, however, get frustrated with the indispensability of the device in our lives, especially, in the hands of children. Early addiction may lead to emotional disassociation from the real world, as being faced by many modern parents worldwide. But that does not mean that you cannot use the device for productive purposes, such as education. With the increasing use of smartphones in our lives, educators have now begun to look at the device more as an aid than a distraction. Yes, it is possible to encourage the young to learn through technology. Wondering how? Read on to find out the ways you can use mobile phones as an education tool: |
1. The Smart Quiz: A smartphone is a mobile phone that not only connects you with a number of people in real time but also serves as a giant library containing tonnes of information and answers to everything. Even a stylish and bold device like the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) can be turned into a learning tool by simple software like ‘Poll Everywhere,’ which is an audience response poll software that integrates classrooms from around 100 countries in a quiz. Many other such websites and apps can be downloaded on your device which will not only help get you notes for your child but also give them a test or quiz to analyse their knowledge.
2. Create A ‘Flipped Classroom’: Recording lectures or ‘Flipping A Classroom’ is becoming very popular with not just parents, but also many schools. This is a method where teachers record their lecture so that it is easier for the kids to refer to them in future, for reference. The biggest library of such lectures, is in fact, free and already very popular: www.youtube.com From second standard Science to DNA replication, you can find all kinds of lectures in real time classroom setting. This way you can easily help your child understand the concepts well. It also serves as an amazing tool to revise.
3. Smart Research: Smartphones have many uses, but one of the greatest conveniences comes from their use for research. Gone are the days when you had to make hard notes and meticulously search through books to know a subject well. The power here lies in the apps, from just saying out what you want, (to the Google voice assistant) to downloading apps that are devoted to carrying research articles, the possibilities are endless. DropBox, Google Docs, and Evernote are among the most easily available and easy to use tools for students to organize notes and research material. Smartphones on the go!
Smartphones are much more than just entertainment and calling devices, they are your connection to the entire world. This fact is now becoming increasingly understood and accepted in the education sector. These are now being accepted worldwide as an easy route to analyse the child’s progress with just the touch of a button, by not only teachers but parents as well. Interactive lessons available on Android also help develop a better interest in the child in comparison to that of the traditional books.
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